Monday, August 27, 2012

Big Tentacles: Montee Ball, Denard Robinson, Kevin Wilson, and more.

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten, its sway over the college football landscape and that school in South Bend it not-so-secretly covets.)



Anger is an energy.
Wisconsin tailback Montee Ball says that he is planning to channel the anger resulting from being assaulted by five strangers on the football field. (The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

Oh Captains, My Captains.
Michigan names starting quarterback Denard Robinson and safety Jordan Kovacs as Wolverine co-captains. (The Detroit Free Press)
 
Wood suspended.
Notre Dame suspends linebacker Cierre Wood two weeks the ever-popular "unspecified violation of team rules." (The Chicago Tribune)

There's a possibility, but no chance.
Off Tackle Empire discusses the rare opportunity Illinois and Purdue have to win the Big Ten Leaders conference with the Ohio State and Penn State ineligible to win the division.

Mythbusters.
A Lion Eye tries to debunk myths about Illinois such as former head football coach Ron Zook "leaving the cupboard stacked" with talent. 

Surely you Josh.
A Lion Eye profiles Illinois running back Josh Ferguson.

The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer.
Indiana HC Kevin Wilson continues to try to change the losing culture in Bloomington. (The Indianapolis Star)

You're Arm's Too Short to Box With AIRBHG. 
Iowa RB Damon Bullock says that he doesn't believe in the AIRBHG jinx. He'll learn soon enough. (The Quad City Times)

Recruiting


Michigan St. recruiting news.
Michigan senior high school lineman Dennis Finley commits to Michigan State's 2013 recruiting class. (mLive.com)